Cricket

Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan rushes to make his ground while batting against Australia during their T20 cricket match in Sydney, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (Craig Golding/AAP Image via AP)
November 14, 2019 - 2:48 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Test cricket is set to return to Pakistan after more than 10 years when Sri Lanka plays a two-match series at Rawalpindi and Karachi next month. Sri Lanka was the last team to play a test match in Pakistan in March 2009, when the team’s bus came under attack at Lahore. Eight people...
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A man comes in to bowl during a cricket match on a patch of wasteland in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. At dozens of makeshift pitches on wasteland around Doha, workers from all over South Asia gather to play on their one free day of the week. The stadium hosting the world track and field championship, and the arenas for the 2022 soccer World Cup, are at best distant lights on the horizon. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
October 05, 2019 - 5:27 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The most played sport in Qatar is nowhere near the country's glitzy, air-conditioned stadiums. Cricket is king among the migrant workers who make up most of the energy-rich emirate's population, and Friday is game day. At dozens of grass-free pitches in the shadow of construction...
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Pakistani cricket fans celebrate the Pakistan--Sri Lanka cricket series outside the National stadium in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Karachi's 10-year long wait to host a one-day international finally ended on Monday as Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the second ODI. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
September 30, 2019 - 8:16 pm
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The return of limited-overs international cricket to Pakistan after a 10-year absence following a terrorist attack targeting a foreign team has coincided with a renewed plea from the country's cricket chief to recommence full, in-bound tours. Pakistan had a 67-run victory...
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In this Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 photo, Pioneer Cricket Club batsman prepares to swing as a Staten Island Cricket Club slip watches from behind the wickets during match in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Despite their familiar languages, Staten Island CC, unlike most other teams on the New York City cricket circuit, does not have a dominant religion or ethnicity. (AP Photo/Avery Yang)
September 06, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A chorus of Hindi, Urdu and English permeates the grounds as the Staten Island Cricket Club suits up to play. This club, unlike most other teams on the New York City cricket circuit, does not have a dominant religion or ethnicity. Most of the players are immigrants from India or...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 26, 2019 file photo, Zimbabwe players applaud their fans after the group A soccer match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at the Africa Cup of Nations at Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission says it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission regulates sport in Zimbabwe and says it wants the Zimbabwe Football Association to be run by a normalization committee. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
August 17, 2019 - 7:00 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's government-run sports commission said it has asked FIFA to remove officials in charge of the country's soccer federation from office and appoint a temporary committee. The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC), which regulates sport in Zimbabwe, wants the...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, United States' Rai Benjamin looks at the scoreboard after winning the men's 400m hurdles, event at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea IAAF Diamond League athletics meet in Rome, Italy. In Antigua, American 400-meter hurdler Rai Benjamin isn't as well known as his father, Winston, who played cricket for West Indies. At least, not yet. Benjamin is steadily building toward the Tokyo Games and will be a name to watch next summer. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
July 25, 2019 - 8:26 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rai Benjamin: Antiguan cricket player. Just like dad. Sure, the thought perhaps held a certain charm early on. But Rai Benjamin: American sprinter. He's carving his own path. Just like his dad encouraged. Now that turned out to be more his speed. Benjamin swapped sports as a...
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England's Eoin Morgan, right, and teammates celebrate with the trophy at the Oval in London, Monday, July 15, 2019 one day after they won the Cricket World Cup in a final match against New Zealand.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 15, 2019 - 4:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — An epic day of sports in London came down to two unprecedented endings a few minutes — and miles — apart. Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in a brand new fifth-set tiebreaker just as England played the first Super Over in history to win the Cricket World Cup . Djokovic beat...
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New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson, center right facing camera, stands with teammates during a training session ahead of the Cricket World Cup final match against England at Lord's cricket ground in London, England, Saturday, July 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
July 14, 2019 - 4:39 am
LONDON (AP) — There will be a first-time winner of the Cricket World Cup trophy when England takes on New Zealand in the final at Lord's on Sunday. England is in the title match for the fourth time, and the first since 1992, while New Zealand is playing in a second final, after losing to Australia...
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England's Mark Wood, center, celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson during the Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and England in Chester-le-Street, England, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
July 13, 2019 - 6:18 am
LONDON (AP) — New Zealand and England have waited four years for this moment, for this life-changing shot at redemption. For the Kiwis, the Cricket World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday is a chance to avenge their drubbing at the hands of Australia in the 2015 showpiece. It was their first World Cup...
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England's Jason Roy evades a rising delivery by Australia's Pat Cummins during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
July 12, 2019 - 1:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — The yorker went through the gate to take out off and send the pinch-hitter back to the shed for a golden duck. What an absolute jaffa! Got that? If you're scratching your head and wondering what that all means, then worry no more. Here, The Associated Press offers a casual watcher's...
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